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guts and care.

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when their quesadilla is too hot to eat

leave it to the little ones 

to think out of the box.

one holds the quesadilla pieces,

while the other rides the rowing machine

to move the fan to cool the food.

problem solved. 

for every two minutes on the rowing machine

riding fast to cool the food

you can eat one triangle and call it even.

#family math

‘creating problems is easy. we do it all the time. finding solutions, ones that last and produce good results, requires guts and care.’

-henry rollins

time after time.

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a clock that forces you to do math to find out the time 

The Albert Clock is no simple timepiece. In fact, it requires you to think pretty hard. It will tell you the time of day, but only if you can do the math to read it, as Nerdist reports.

Designed by the Paris-based Axel Schindlbeck, the clock is meant to be a mental workout, providing the mathematical calisthenics you need to keep your number skills sharp. It’s technically designed for classrooms and kids, but adults need to practice their multiplication tables regularly, too.

The digital clock has four different levels to help you ramp up your addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division abilities over time. For a real challenge, you can program it to change equations more often than every minute, so you’re presented with a new time-telling puzzle every 10 seconds.

The wall-mounted clock retails for about $300, but you can also download a mobile version of the design for free. It will make you yearn for the simplicity of analog clocks in no time.

(if i had to wake up to this, i might opt for just using the sun or wildly guessing instead)

“the two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

-leo tolstoy

credits: MNTNT, nerdist,shaunacy ferro

 

troubles?

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grab paper and pen

put it in writing

give it to the wise woman

see how yours compare.

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she will fill a little bag with your writing

toss it onto the big pile of troubles

 put it into perspective.

you walk away lighter.


the art of living lies not in eliminating,

but in growing with troubles.

–  bernard baruch